Breathing new life into Kilquade

Breathing new life into Kilquade View Gallery
Barry and Fergal Doyle, the new owners of the National Garden Exhibition Centre and Garden Centre Co Wicklow

After a brief closure, Barry and Fergal Doyle have taken over the old Gardenworld in Wicklow, and say they are in for the long haul

The owners of any new business judge their performance by all sorts of metrics – from profit to turnover to the size of their margins. But when the business owner is also a plant lover taking over a much-loved destination for garden enthusiasts, the vagaries of geography, climate and the health of their leafy charges are never far from their thoughts.

“I’m amazed at how well the tree ferns do here. They struggle in Carlow,” said...

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